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A Primer on Mental Disorders: A Guide for Educators, Families, and Students

Thomas E. Allen, M.D.
Mayer C. Liebman, M.D.
Lee Crandall Park, M.D.
William C. Wimmer, M.D.
Mary Woodfill Park, Production Editor and Author of Appendix D
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From four practicing physicians comes this down-to-earth, easy-to-understand introduction to mental disorders — essentially a "what is it" book to help identify disorders, understand the ramifications, and assist teachers and families in providing a supportive environment for students and others who suffer from various emotional problems and mental disorders.

Arranged by broad category (following the official Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — DSM-IV-TR, Fourth Edition, 2000 — the standard reference for medical professionals), disorders are described along with notes about treatment and a list of helpful resources for the classroom, library, and home. Appendices list important advocacy and support groups, appropriate videos for classroom viewing, and Web sites for further information.

This useful tool makes a difficult subject readily accessible to students, parents, teachers, and the general public, and as such belongs in every school and public library, as well as institutions of higher learning and the offices of school counselors and administrators.

The authors are all mainstream doctors educated at top medical institutions:

  • Thomas E. Allen, M.D. — Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Mayer C. Liebman, M.D. — New York University School of Medicine
  • Lee Crandall Park, M.D. — Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • William C. Wimmer, M.D. — University of Maryland School of Medicine

Published by Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Spring 2001, 174pp., Cloth, ISBN 0-8109-3919-9, $45.00
Spring 2001, 174pp., Paper, ISBN 0-8108-3920-2, $26.50

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